The Meeting Place: Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 1642-1840

The Meeting Place: Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 1642-1840

by Vincent O'Malley
     
 

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An account focusing on the encounters between the Maori and Pakeha—or European settlers—and the process of mutual discovery from 1642 to around 1840, this New Zealand history book argues that both groups inhabited a middle ground in which neither could dictate the political, economic, or cultural rules of engagement. By looking at economic, religious,

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An account focusing on the encounters between the Maori and Pakeha—or European settlers—and the process of mutual discovery from 1642 to around 1840, this New Zealand history book argues that both groups inhabited a middle ground in which neither could dictate the political, economic, or cultural rules of engagement. By looking at economic, religious, political, and sexual encounters, it offers a strikingly different picture to traditional accounts of imperial Pakeha power over a static, resistant Maori society. With fresh insights, this book examines why mostly beneficial interactions between these two cultures began to merge and the reasons for their subsequent demise after 1840.

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"Indeed an ideal companion for students to the more standard treaty ‘texts’ and for the general reader with a genuine interest in the unique foundations of bi-cultural relations in Aotearoa New Zealand today.” —Mana Magazine on The Treaty of Waitangi Companion

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ISBN-13:
9781869405946
Publisher:
Auckland University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2012
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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